Thursday, October 29, 2009
Life is Moving Along Again.
In an hour’s time they will all be here, I believe there will be my advisor Michelle,
and Harm from Welzorg and Elwin from Summit and Ludwine, the ergo therapist and her colleague Jenny, both from the RCA.
When they get here I will be placed in the chair and Elwin will check that the adaptation is giving me the support that I need.
When Elwin has made all the adjustments needed then Ludwine will check that I am indeed sitting correctly.
At this point Jenny will get me lifted lightly off the chair so that the pressure gauge cushion can be placed under me so that Jenny can check that the pressure is well distributed.
Once that has been completed I will be able to test out the wheelchair and adaptation, and after two weeks Elwin will make an appointment for an evaluation.
Where he will no doubt check whether he has to adjust or fine tune anything to give me better support.
Of course if I need help before the evaluation appointment I am sure that I will be able to get assistance should I need it.
Well it went very well, I was placed in Summit’s chair to test the adapted seat and it felt good, felt like I was sitting well supported in a comfy armchair.
Elwin checked whether I was well supported and Ludwine double checked to see if my pelvis was in the right position.
Then I was put back into bed so Elwin could adjust the left arm rest so my left leg had a touch more room.
Once that was done Jenny arrived and placed her pressure gauging cushion on the seat and Richie placed me on it, at first the laptop showed too much pressure on the right side where the wound had been.
Then Ludwine and Jenny showed Richie how to carefully adjust my pelvis so that I was sitting better, this instantly removed the red pressure from the screen.
Richie saw very clearly how I need to sit and is confident he will be able to put me in that position.
It was a tiring experience especially with so many people here, tiring and busy but so worthwhile.
A good friend Skyped me just as I was put back into bed, it was very nice to talk to Lucy and tell her what had just happened.
Feeling kind of tired now and keen to get out of bed and have a shower and then eat dinner.
A pleasant feeling knowing that tomorrow the chair will be here and I can start to sit up for an hour a day.
Hope that by next week I can start to sit for two hours, life has become really very exciting now.